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Smart downloader for Reddit hosted videos

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Smart downloader for Reddit hosted videos


  • Download local hosted videos with audio.
  • Requires only requests and FFmpeg.
  • Ability to decide quality.
  • Bypass bot detection.


redvid requires Python 3.

Use pip to install the package from PyPI:

pip install redvid

Or, install the latest version of the package from GitHub:

pip install git+


Using redvid to download a video:

python -u ""

credvid help:

usage: [-h] -u URL [-p PATH] [-o] [-mxq] [-mnq] [-mxd MAXDURATION] [-mxs MAXSIZE] [-am] [-px PROXIES]
  • via scripts:
from redvid import Downloader

reddit = Downloader(max_q=True)
reddit.url = ''


__import__('redvid').Downloader(url='', max_q=True).download()

Installing FFmpeg


(You may need to restart your pc after applying these steps)


sudo apt install ffmpeg

Mac OS:

  • install Homebrew:

    /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

  • Then:

    $ brew install ffmpeg


Here are a few sample tests:



  • #18 Fixed bug when handling path that caused recursive directories.


  • #15 Fixed bug when fetching reddit videos with expiry date.


  • #11 redvid can now decide best quality according to given size.
  • Added support for old reddit videos.
  • Fixed bug where video qualities list can't be parsed.


  • #8 Added the ability to disable logging.
  • Maximum video size can be set.
  • #9 Maximum video duration can be set.


  • #7 Fixed a bug with quality fetching.


  • download() will return file path again.


  • #5 Can now download urls with fromat.
  • #4 PATH can be choosed instead of current dir.
  • #3 Max/Min quality can be automatically set to skip quality query.
  • Added ffmpeg encoding to videos with no sound to be uploadable on some platforms.
  • Adjusted printed text and progress bars.


Please contribute! If you want to fix a bug, suggest improvements, or add new features to the project, just open an issue or send me a pull request.

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